So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his royal house in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.
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George Leo Haydock
Tenth. Septuagint and old Vulgate, "twelfth month, which is Adar. "Tebeth corresponds with December and January. (Calmet)
Notwithstanding all exertions, Esther had been near four years in preparing; (Tirinus; chap. i. 3.; Calmet) unless some years had elapsed before she was brought, ver. 12. (Haydock)
She was guilty of no sin in becoming an inferior wife of the king. (Menochius) (Tirinus)